Graduate student
Anthropology Graduate Student Organization's Mentor Program Coordinator


My research utilizes stable isotope analysis of human skeletal remains to reconstruct diet and dietary stress in past populations. My current research focuses on how Napoleon Bonaparte's structurally violent military strategies and policies were embodied in the skeletal biology of his soldiers.  


2013, Master of Arts, University of Central Florida, Department of Anthropology

2010, Bachelor of Arts, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology, Summa cum laude

2010, Certificate: Conceptual Foundations of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Bioarchaeology; stable isotope analysis; diet reconstruction; human osteology; paleopathology; nutritional stress; Europe

Of note:

2017 The Graduate School Dean’s Award ($3000)

2017 Melissa Hague Field Study Award ($500)

2016 Title VIII Program for Research and Training in Eastern Europe and Eurasia Fellowship in the Lithuanian Language ($5300)


2017 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grants for Doctoral Students ($2500)

2017 Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research ($1000)


Selected Publications:

Holder S, Dupras TL, Jankauskas R, Williams LJ, and J. Schultz. (2017). Reconstructing Diet in Napoleon’s Grand Army using Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23184